From green to white: north country blanketed in snow

Winter weather returns

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Winter weather is back as the city of Watertown went from clear to snow covered overnight.

But city officials say they were prepared.

The Department of Public Works had several plow trucks out on the road Thursday and, to make their jobs easier, crews applied a layer of salt and water to all city roads Wednesday night.

DPW street and sewer supervisor Shawn Dick says this amount of snow does not concern them much, but it's the ice that could form later that they want to avoid.

"This is nothing -- the way the temperatures, the way the timing of the snowstorm and being able to get the equipment out on the road -- this has been a pretty easy one," Dick said. "The only thing you are going to fight today is the temperatures are going to drop overnight and tomorrow is not going to be very warm, so if we can do our best to get everything off the street today, we will be in a lot better shape."

Dick stresses that people should be patient and cooperate with the plows on the road, so crews can clean up and make sure everyone stays safe.

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